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Sometimes electronic music can get short circuited by its own intellectualism, where high concepts and technical processes become the focus. Canadian music producer and audio-visual artist Timothy Gowdy’s work may take the profound as a springboard and it certainly involves a fair share of technological high jinks but these aren’t the defining features. What makes …

It’s not surprising to hear that eclectic jazz funk instrumentalists L’Eclair and their record label go back a long way. Drifting home to Geneva from a London expedition in 2015 the band’s founders Sebastian Bui (keys) and Stefan Lilov (guitars) discovered a like- minded creative community revolving around the Bongo Joe record shop. Beyond the …

Before we kick off with the first vinyl only release from Yuku, here is a little info on one of my new favorite labels that’s hitting it out the park with their Bass, IDM, Experimental, Down Tempo, Drum and Bass. YUKU is a record store, label, gallery, and exploratory space located in Žižkov, Prague. Brimming …

YOU KNOW that if no less a renaissance man than Max Cooper is taking enough of an interest in what you’re sculpting in sound to sign you up for his label, Mesh, then you must be doing something not only very right, but also very interesting; Max really these days being at the forefront of …

LLYR, the musical guising of Gareth Williams, who frankly will blow your mind with the ecologically concerned, sourced and refashioned IDM he’s presenting at the end of July with his album, Biome, has today released an actually properly stunning video for “The Hawthorne Effect”, the second track he’s revealed from what we’re tipping massively to …

WITH his first album for his new home Deutsche Grammophon, Playground On A Lake, now out in the world – and a far-reaching, ambitious record it is, too, spread over four sides – and it seems it wasn’t just the IDM cognoscenti who’ve been wowed. Also more than a little taken was Pablo Lerrain, the …

GROWING up on the North London-Hertfordshire borders of Enfield, producer Loraine James was up on the escarpment, able to gaze down across London in the bowl of the Thames valley below. That skyline, the city so near, silhouetted, morphing as new towers grew from reinforced steel skeletons, informed and continues to inform her enthralling future …

YOU KNOW that if no less a renaissance man than Max Cooper is taking enough of an interest in what you’re sculpting in sound to sign you up for his label, Mesh, then you must be doing something not only very right, but also very interesting; Max really these days being at the forefront of …

WITH what looks to be another absolutely essential, cartographically-inclined Maps EP out at midsummer, Max Cooper has today dropped a typically jaw-dropping short film – to call it a video is somehow to demean the scale and art of the piece, I feel – for one of that EP’s most outstanding tracks, “Leaving The Place” …

GROWING up on the North London-Hertfordshire borders of Enfield, producer Loraine James was up on the escarpment, able to gaze down across London in the bowl of the Thames valley below. That skyline, the city so near, silhouetted, morphing as new towers grew from reinforced steel skeletons, informed and continues to inform her enthralling future …